Got $25? $25 million? Why and how EVERY woman in the world can (and should) invest in women… and make money!
Delilah Panio, We Are Enough
#METOO and #TIMESUP are important movements reacting to men behaving badly. What if there is a simple and proactive way for women to empower women… through their wallets? Women control 75% of consumer discretionary spending globally but women aren’t using their investing power to build sustainable wealth. 40% of women are the primary or sole breadwinner but women contribute 80% of their money back into the community (men, only 30%). However, capital access for women is not on par: women receive only 3% of venture capital (less than 1% for women of color) and 4% of commercial loans (with tougher payback terms and higher rates); and 7% of philanthropic dollars go to women and girls (only 1% to women and girls of color). The multiplier effect of women investing in women is significant… climate change, economic inequality, wealth and job creation, pay equity and reduced sexual harassment in the workplace, social entrepreneurship. We have asked, cajoled, begged and guilted men to do the right and smart thing and invest more in women. Yet it’s still not happening. ALL women around the world can do something to change this dynamic. Whether you have $25 or $25 million… whether you have a piggy bank or own a bank… this session will highlight the many ways women can take action today and invest in each other, grow their wealth, and change the world!
women investing; gender lens investing; impact investing; women's empowerment; gender equality
Tracy Gray, The 22 Fund and We Are Enough Delilah Panio, Toronto Stock Exchange and We Are Enough
3-4 speakers will represent diverse investing vehicles and options. Potential speakers include: Shally Shankar, AIIM Partners/Eric and Wendy Schmidt Foundation Vicki Saunders, SheEO Kristin Hull, Nia Capital Robert Lewis, Black Cooperative Capital Fund Suzanne Biegel, Gender Lens Investment Summit Ana Quintana, Black Diamond Ventures Howard Morgan or Josh Kopelman, First Round Capital Sallie Krawchuk, Ellevest Arlon Hamilton, Backstage Ventures Jessica Jackley, KIVA Karen Cahn, iFundWomen
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